The Holy City (eBook)
by Selma Lagerlöf (Author)
She lay imagining that her faithful followers would be murdered, that her enemies would set fire to the house, that Jerusalem was sending all its fanatics against her, and she would be crushed by the blind hatred and bigotry nurtured within its walls. She tried to regain her usual serene confidence. Why should she despair now, she asked herself, just when her cause was progressing so well, when the Gordon Colony had been strengthened by the addition of some fifty sturdy, capable Swedes, who had come over from Amer ica, and when still more of these good, dependable people were coming from Sweden. In reality her mission' had never appeared so promising as at that time.